Mary B. Carter Melson

Published 12:01 am Friday, September 15, 2017

Dec. 11, 1927 – Sept. 12, 2017

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Mary B. Carter Melson, 89, who died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Burial will follow under the direction of Parkway Funeral Home.

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Mary B., as she was known by her family, was born and raised in Luling, Texas, the daughter of Robert and Nora Carter.

She was a 1945 graduate of Luling High School and a 1948 graduate of Howard Payne College with a degree in business education. She lived in Natchez for nearly 40 years where she was a faithful member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Melson was preceded in death by her parents; two older brothers, Elwood and A.J. Carter; and her husband, of 38 years, Claude E. Melson Jr.

Survivors include two children, Lisa Lambert Halford of Madison, and David Lambert of Sumter, S.C.; five grandchildren, Allyson Lambert Winter, Christopher Jones, Courtland Lambert, Joseph Lambert and Elizabeth Jones Anderson; and six great-grandchildren.

Our mama and Bebee, as she was known to her grandchildren, was a faithful and loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed until we see her again in heaven.